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PHOTO ART: Mini-Challenge #51- Village in Europe

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Old 10-10-2002, 12:26 PM
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The second one done with pictureman, outstanding, would like to know more about the overall techniques you used.
It really looks like an oil painting and calls out to be framed imediately, extremely well done in my opinion.
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Old 10-10-2002, 12:42 PM
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Mamagator, wonderful mix of filters. I use those same filters and techniques a lot but never thought to put them together as you did...very imaginative. And I just love the effect you achieved!

Toad, looks like the sponge filter helped in your treatment. I like the addition of detail on the roof...balances the excess detail in the brick. You "turned it on its head" as they say, and the overall effect is "just right." (I love it when folks do the unexpected!)

Truman, you used my favorite filter in your first one, right? (Love that anisotropic diffuse!!!) The second one is really unusual, and gorgeous. I like the way your work is always different...lots of variety in your techniques and art styles. You'd never know your pics were by the same person!

I too want to know more about Pictureman. You got a truly beautiful effect with it in pic #2.

Phyllis
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Old 10-10-2002, 12:55 PM
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Thx ps:

Yes - sponge definately. Took original photo - applied a multi-step B&W action that I have been messing a lot with lately, then history brushed the color back into the photo - applied the sponge, and then pointellized the whole thing.

My goal was to "rough up" the under detailed roof without taking away from textures that the street/brick had.

Not sure I am really that happy with overall effect, however - I may take another kick at this particular cat.
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Old 10-10-2002, 01:45 PM
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Truman, you used my favorite filter in your first one, right? (Love that anisotropic diffuse!!!)
No, actually it's a much more convoluted process where I accentuated the shadows and edges, then copied and pasted the black channel from CMYK under the original RGB and used the Stamp filter to smooth out the black outlines. I haven't had much success using anistrophic diffuse. I'm sure I'm missing something, but the effect is pretty minimal whenever I apply it, especially on larger images. Perhaps you could provide some instruction?

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I too want to know more about Pictureman. You got a truly beautiful effect with it in pic #2.
Although I've played around with it on occasion (ever since it started out as a DOS shareware application), I haven't learned nearly as much about Pictureman as I have Photoshop. I mainly break it out for an occasional special effect such as texturing with patchs or their Hand Drawing effect. I have a very old version; apparently, the more current versions have several features specific to photo-retouching. Check out http://www.stoik.com/pictureman/ .
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Old 10-10-2002, 04:48 PM
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The colored one I just kept applying filters and layers until I got what I wanted. I wish I could remember which filters.

Village in europe Color


Village in europe Black and White
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Old 10-10-2002, 08:59 PM
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So many fine pictures!

Visual Eyes: My first graphics editing program came in a bundle I picked up a few years back. It was PM Painter by STOIK. The rest of the bundle was pretty cheesy but PM Painter was great. I always think well of Stoik for the ease of use of that program but felt that no-one else had heard of them, or would take the name seriously, so it was nice to see that you know them too.

I think I'll do another village, using PM Painter this time.

Phyllis: you always bring such vivid and vibrant pictures. This one has the feel of an animation cel, especially the light from the (new found) lamp.
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Old 10-11-2002, 12:57 AM
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Anisotropic Diffuse Revisited

Truman says:

<<I haven't had much success using anistrophic diffuse. I'm sure I'm missing something, but the effect is pretty minimal whenever I apply it, especially on larger images. Perhaps you could provide some instruction?>>

Well you got the effect the long way around...just goes to show you that a filter is just a one-click shortcut and the effects can be created in other ways.

To get a noticeable effect out of anisotropic diffuse you need sharp edges and/or noise in a picture. It worked on the pic of the house since the bricks had all those edges. If you want to get the effect on a picture without noise or lots of edges, then sharpen it very crisply first. Or just add noise and see multi-colored little wiggly worms fill in all the areas of the pic like an overall texture.

As I said elsewhere, the only problem with anisodiffuse is that it leaves seams. But just turn your canvas 90 deg and reapply and they will go away. The second application does little but make it slightly more blurred, which can be fixed easily with unsharp mask (top slider to middle or right and middle slider barely moved (.1 - .4 depending on picture size).

If you are working on a big picture with a lot of pixels the anisodiffuse effect will be less noticeable than on one with fewer pixels, so it's better for online pics than for printed ones.

Phyllis
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Old 10-11-2002, 02:57 AM
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Autumn in the Village

Trimoon, it's hard to believe you did those with just filters...they look like you used brushes and painted your heart out! Congratulations! They turned out terrific!

You inspired me to try a bunch of filters with no plan in mind just to see what might happen. Since some of the filters/blending turned the trees in background blue, and they refused to turn green without fading away, I said the heck with it and just decided to make it autumn!

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Old 10-11-2002, 07:30 AM
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Phyllis; That is a keeper.
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